I went for a walk through the garden one morning in late February. It had been a stormy week with lots of wind and rain. I found quite a collection of large and small mushrooms all over the lawn.
This artwork was made using wild mushrooms picked sustainably from my Irish garden. The standard frame (purchased) is 30cm x 40cm x 5cm which can be hung.
I used a powder blue board in a white frame, purchased.
All my work is mounted, framed, sealed and ready to hang.
Gillian Duggan creates unique paintings using wild mushrooms and her passion for nature and art is visible in her work.
Working with her garden mushrooms, she harnesses their spore dispersal action to create these individual patterns. Some patterns are mirror images of the mushrooms’ gills and others are more abstract when she adds air currents to the process creating a sense of movement, fluidity and, sometimes, playfulness.
Her work reflects the juxtaposition of decay and life, stillness and motion as nature shapes the world we inhabit. Mushrooms and fungi recycle the dead and resupply the building blocks of life. Nothing is ever still. Motion is everywhere.
Each piece of Gillian’s work is unique and original.
Her medium is spores which are dried, fixed, framed, sealed and ready to hang.
Gillian lives in the foothills of the Dublin mountains surrounded by trees, birds, wild animals and, of course, mushrooms.